Sexual Health education and training offered at MSHC is run in conjunction with Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne. Below is a summary of what is offered. For any enquiries or questions please contact Dr Hennie Williams who co-ordinates the sexual health teaching at University of Melbourne and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Her details are
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- Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne (UoM):
The graduate certificate in sexual health consists of 4 UoM graduate subjects. It is necessary to do a minimum of 3 of the dedicated sexual health subjects on offer. These 4 subjects are
||When it runs
||Mode of delivery
Sexually transmissible infections
|Semester 2 ie August, September, October
Can be taken by Classroom or distance mode
12 weeks of lectures on Wednesday mornings 10 am -12 noon at MSHC, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton
|This subject covers public health issues related to STIs, their control and some related clinical aspects. Suitable for clinicians and non clinicians with an interest in sexual health.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
|Semester 2 in 2013
Monday & Tuesday 5th and 6th August (10 am – 4pm)
Monday and Tuesday 12th and 13th August (10 am – 4 pm)
and Tuesday August 27th 10 am -1pm
|Available in classroom mode only
Split block mode see dates before
This subject provides an overview of key sexual and reproductive health issues and considers the factors that enable or inhibit women and men’s reproductive and sexual health.
Suitable for clinicians and non clinicians with an interest in sexual health
Clinical Sexual and Reproductive Health
|Semester 1. This subject runs for 6 days in Feb/March each year (27, 28 Feb and 1st March and 20, 21 and 22nd March 2013)
||This subject is only available in classroom mode. Teaching takes place at MSHC, 580 swanston Street, Carlton
||This subject is for those with a clinical background. It provides a public health and clinical perspective to clinicians wanting to work in sexual and reproductive health. It is also an accredited pap smear provider course and nurses who successfully complete the theoretical part of the course can undertake a week of clinical supervision at MSHC in order to gain competency in providing pap smears.
Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Health
|Dates in 2013
5 days Monday February 18th to Friday February 22nd
|This subject is only available in classroom mode and teaching takes place at MSHC, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton
||This subject covers the social construction of sexuality and sexual and reproductive health as it relates to adolescents. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in adolescent sexual health.
For detailied information about the above subjects go to home page of the Melbourne School of Population Health http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au/
All of these subjects can be taken as part of a course at University of Melbourne ie Masters Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health or other graduate courses.
- In addition the above subjects can be taken as ‘stand alone subjects’ via the University of Melbourne Community Access Program: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/community/access/
This program allows you to get an academic record from the UoM for a stand alone unit of study such as one of the sexual health subjects listed above. This academic record may then be able to be used for any graduate course you may want to do in the future.
- Another option is to do any of the above listed subjects as a “short course”. This means you are not enrolled in the university and undertake the course usually for professional development reasons through MSHC. You get a certificate on completion from MSHC. There is no formal academic university record for this option as you are not part of the university when you study. This option costs less than being enrolled in the university.
Please contact Hennie Williams if you would like to undertake any of the above subjects in this manner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurses Pap smear accredited courses:
Clinical Sexual and reproductive Health is often undertaken in this manner by nurses wanting to become pap smear providers.
Pap test nurse scholarships – up to $1000 (inc GST)
- Deadline for applications is Friday 21 December 2012
- Successful applicants are required to commence an accredited Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) Pap test provider training course in 2013
Visit papscreen.org.au for eligibility requirements and to complete an application online.
Enquiries: Kirsten Hausknecht on 03 9635 5403 or email@example.com
Short course in Adolescent Sexual Health: